Did you know watermelons last longer at room temperature than they do from the fridge? It is true and it’s wiser wise to store them in a cupboard than in the fridge. Imagine that? The report and study shows that the nutritional value of a watermelon is better after being stored at room temp rather than in the refrigerator.
The USDA United States Department of Agriculture revealed better antioxidant and nutrient value. Watermelons have all kinds of great rigid in them such as beta carotene and lycopene. At 70-75 degrees the levels of great stuff was 140% greater than at 41-55 degrees. How long will an uncut watermelon last? Well two to three weeks, but if you keep them in the fridge the decay and loss or nutrients can start in about a week.
Some cultures eat more watermelon than others and scientists have found that their occurrence of cancer is much less. Many folks swear by watermelons and it turns out they are right, watermelons are very good for the human body and human health. The Center for Disease and Control has only great things to say about watermelons. There is quite a lot of advice on the CDC website about this as an issue of fact.
Of course once you cut into the watermelon then it must be kept in the refrigerator and it is better if you eat them within a few days. Next time, you go to the grocery store put a watermelon on the list and then store it in the pantry until you cut it open. Consider all this in 2006.